‘The revolution taking place in communications media and in information technologies represents a great and thrilling challenge; may we respond to that challenge with fresh energy and imagination as we seek to share with others the beauty of God..’

POPE FRANCIS

BIO
RODERICK
VONHÖGEN

Catholic diocesan priest, born on April 5, 1968 in the Netherlands. Podcaster, television maker, writer and geek.

HOW IT STARTED

I am a Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Utrecht in the Netherlands. I became fascinated by the possibilities of new media when I started blogging about Star Wars in 1996 and quickly reached a worldwide audience of tens of thousands of people that I would have never met if I hadn't joined their niche..

EDUCATION AND WORK

After studying social communications in Rome, I started podcasting and founded the Star Quest Production Network (SQPN.com), a Catholic non-profit organization that uses new media to reach out. I recently started another media platform, Trideo, for my documentaries and other video projects. I also host a weekly television show on Dutch national TV.

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REVIEWS

Father Roderick is known for his engaging outlook and sense of humor, both well on display throughout these pages....

Annette G

Personal, up-beat, entertaining, encouraging and fun but also inspiring, thoughtful and with a deeper layer. ...

Tobias E


Fr. Roderick is a great storyteller. There are stories and lessons and entertainment all in one. It would be a great gift for youth and young adults...

MsWhiskers

You get two books in one: a positive personal story and good advice on how to use social and digital media....

Martin Garlöv

‘The Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ. She needs to be a Church at the side of others, capable of accompanying everyone along the way..’

POPE FRANCIS